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Four people, including the gunman, were found dead in an Aurora, Colorado home after police exchanged fire with the gunman. The incident occurred on Jan. 5.
A woman who had earlier escaped uninjured from the house told police she saw three lifeless people inside. She also said that the man had been firing shots inside the residence prior to 3 a.m.
During the subsequent standoff, the gunman had behaved “very irrationally,” according to the police. He had hung up the phone on negotiators, ignored bullhorn commands to exist the premises, and the tear gas used did not faze him.
Five hours into the standoff, a SWAT team broke out a house window and the gunman proceeded to fire at them and their armored vehicle. No one was injured and the police did not return fire at the time.
However, just an hour later, the gunman fired upon officers from a second-floor window, and police did return fire. A bullet struck the suspect dead. No officers were injured.
When police entered the residence, they found the gunman dead in an upstairs bedroom, and two men and a woman, all deceased.
Police believe that everyone in the home knew each other, and may have possibly been related. The names of the victims and gunman have also yet to be released.
This is the second major incident involving gun incident in Aurora in the past year. The city had been a scene of a massacre in July after a man killed 12 people and injured 58 in a movie theatre.